Daily comment spam not caught by filters

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  • #1374115

    deesto
    Member

    Hi,

    For several months now, I’ve been getting spam comments on my blog posts that are not caught by your default filters. The comments are usually very similar, yet they persist in getting through, at the rate of at least one but up to 20 daily comments. I have comment email notification enabled, which alerts me to these comments and enables me to act on them. But I can’t monitor this activity 24 hours a day, and would like to know how these comments are getting through, and what I can do about it?

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is destefano.wordpress.com.

    #1374199

    timethief
    Member

    Spammers are becoming more inventive every day. Akismet is a learning engine. If you get spam that slips by Akismet then mark it as spam (do not delete it) and over time Akismet will learn it’s spam.

    There is no such thing as eliminating all spam but Akismet works very well. For more information please take the time to read “5 things every blogger should know about spam” on this page Akismet: How it works http://akismet.com/how/

    #1374202

    deesto
    Member

    Hi timethief,

    Akismet is a learning engine. If you get spam that slips by Akismet then mark it as spam (do not delete it) and over time Akismet will learn it’s spam.

    That’s really my point: I’ve been marking these comments as spam for several months, and I continue to get very similar comment spam, which I find surprising.

    #1374203

    timethief
    Member

    The direct link to contact Akismet Staff is http://akismet.com/contact/

    #1374239

    deesto
    Member

    The direct link to contact Akismet Staff is http://akismet.com/contact/

    Thanks timethief. I’ve copied my question there. I’m still curious as to whether anyone else was seeing a similar pattern in their comments.

    #1374244

    timethief
    Member

    We are all seeing an increase in spam. However, these technical support threads cannot be used as discussion threads to poll the community on anything whatsoever.

    #1374395

    kateseeds
    Member

    Too bad, as I am having the same problem. I’ll go to askimet, but these spam comments are becoming increasingly frequent, despite marking it as spam. It’s really frustrating.

    #1374398

    deesto
    Member

    I did go to Askimet as well: filed a ticket, created an API key, but still no word, and spam comments continue.

    #1374399

    timethief
    Member

    @deesto
    You have a free hosted WordPress.com blog linked to your username. You don’t need an API key. They are only for those who do not have free hosted WordPress.com blogs.

    Akismet is a learning engine. If you get spam that slips by Akismet then mark it as spam (do not delete it) and over time Akismet will learn it’s spam.

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